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Image of Button, Political - Button, Al Smith-Joe Robinson

Button, Political - Button, Al Smith-Joe Robinson

This is a lithographed button with a straight pin enclosure. The button has horizontal red, white, and blue stripes with white text on the red and blue stripes and blue text on the white stripe. The text reads "SMITH/AND/ROBINSON".

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a commemorative button from the 1948 Presidential election victory of Harry S. Truman. Made using the celluloid-type process with a back-pin, it is white with black lettering and says "Our 33rd President of The U.S.A. / HARRY S. TRUMAN / COUNTRY / Independence, Missouri."

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular political button, made by lithographic process, for Thomas Dewey and Earl Warren's 1948 presidential and vice-presidential campaign. It has a red and blue background with the names, "DEWEY / WARREN", in white print. On the back is a manufacturing label that reads, "IMBER QUALITY PRODUCTS / L.J. IMBER CO. / 1639 W. EVERGREEN AVE." There are also two union labels located on the back. It has a stickpin on the back.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This celluloid process political button was created for the 1940 Presidential Campaign in support of Wendell Willkie. The front of the button has a flat white background and blue print, predicting a complete sweep of election, "WILLKIE / 48 / ROOSEVELT / 0." The back of this button has a white paper lining with dark text that reads, "Made by / AMERICAN / BADGE / CO. / CHICAGO, / ILLS." The button has a tinplate back and a stickpin closure.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular polititcal campaign button, made by lithographic process, for Wendell Willkie's 1940 presidential campaign. It has a red, white, and blue striped background with the slogan, "I AM A/DEMOCRAT/FOR/WILLKIE", in white and blue print. On the side it reads, "BASTIAN BROS. CO. / ROCHESTER, N.Y.", in white print. Various manufacturing symbols, including a union label, line the edges of the button. It has a stickpin on the back.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a campaign button for Harry S. Truman's 1948 Presidential election. Truman's photo, in gray and white on a white background, takes up the whole button. "For President/ Harry S. Truman", in two lines, follows the arc of the button around the bottom of the photo. The button was made using the celluloid process and has a stickpin on the back.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a campaign button from Adlai Stevenson's 1956 run for the presidency on the Democratic ticket. "STEVENSON" is printed in blue letters on a white band across the middle of the button with areas of red and blue above and below the white. The button was printed on tinplate using the lithographic process and has a stickpin on the back.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Kennedy-Johnson

Button, Political - Button, Kennedy-Johnson

This is a circular, lithographed button with a straight pin enclosure. The button face has red, white, and blue horizontal stripes. There is white text on the red and blue stripes that reads "NEW/LEADERSHIP/KENNEDY/JOHNSON". There are black and white images of Kennedy and Johnson on the central white stripe of the button.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a "flasher" campaign button created for the 1960 presidential campaign for John F. Kennedy. The button has a reflective, hologram surface made of plastic which flashes two different images depending on how it is held and tilted in the light. One image has a black background with white lettering that reads "THE / MAN / FOR THE / 60's" on one face. The alternate image has a black and white left profile of John F. Kennedy on a white background and the inscription "JOHN F. KENNEDY" in black lettering beneath it. The metal backing of the button is blue. The back of the button contains the maker's marks which read "VARI-VUE by / PICTORIAL PRODUCTIONS, INC. / MT. VERNON, N.Y., U.S.A. /

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a political button made using the celluloid process for the 1960 presidential campaign for John F. Kennedy. The button is circular with a white background and a blue and white photographic image of Kennedy in the center. The border of the button is half red and half blue with the red half being at the top of the button. There is white text set in the border that reads, "JOHN F. KENNEDY / FOR / PRESIDENT." Along the bottom edge, there is a white circular printer's label with small blue text that reads, "IUDTW" with line of illegible text above and below the legible print. The back of the button has a stick pin closure.

Image of Button, Political - Button, John F. Kennedy

Button, Political - Button, John F. Kennedy

This is a circular, lithographed button with a straight pin enclosure. The button face has a white background with red, white and blue text. The center of the button has a red, white, and blue shield with a black and white image of Kennedy over it. The text reads "PROGRESS FOR ALL/FORWARD/WITH/KENNEDY".

Image of Button, Political - Button, John F. Kennedy

Button, Political - Button, John F. Kennedy

This is a circular, celluloid type button with a straight pin enclosure. The button face has a white background with a blue horizontal stripe across the center. The button has red, white, and blue text. The text reads "LET'S BACK/JACK/KENNEDY/FOR/PRESIDENT".

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a rectangular lithographed metal tab type political button for the presidential campaign of Hubert Humphrey in 1968. The button has a white background with navy blue lettering reading "HUMPHREY" with a thin red line across the top and the bottom. There is an unintelligible union bug in the center of the tab.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Eisenhower-Morton-Cooper

Button, Political - Button, Eisenhower-Morton-Cooper

This is a pin back lithographic button for the presidential campaign of Dwight Eisenhower with the coattail campaigns of Thurston Morton and John Sherman Cooper who were running for office in Kentucky. The button is white with a dark blue horizontal stripe running through the center of it. The button has each of the candidates names printed in blue and white text contrasting against the background. The buttons reads, "MORTON / IKE / COOPER." The back of the button has a stickpin closure. There is a faded blue printer's label on the side of the button.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular political button, made by lithographic process, for Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 presidential campaign, as well as in support of Thurston Morton, John Sherman Cooper, and Robsion's respective campaigns. It has a red background with the names, "MORTON COOPER/ROBSION", in white print, surrounding a central white rectangle with the name, "IKE", in red print. There are two union labels located on the edge, toward the bottom. It has a stickpin located on the back.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular political button, made by lithographic process, for Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 presidential campaign, as well as in support of Thurston Morton, John Sherman Cooper, and Robsion's respective campaigns. It has a red background with the names, "MORTON COOPER/ROBSION", in white print, surrounding a central white rectangle with the name, "IKE", in red print. There are two union labels located on the edge, toward the bottom. It has a stickpin located on the back.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a circular celluloid process metal political button for the presidential campaign of George McGovern and Sargent Shriver in 1972. The button has a white stripe across the mid-section with six blue stars in a row. The section above the stripe has a blue background with white lettering that reads "McGOVERN" and the section below the stripe has a red background with white lettering that reads "SHRIVER". On the blue area of the curled under edge there is lettering that reads "NC SLATER CORP NYC 11" followed by a union bug. There is a stick pin attached to the back.

Image of Button, Political - Button, Kennedy-Johnson

Button, Political - Button, Kennedy-Johnson

This is a small, lithographed button with a straight pin enclosure. The button has red, white, and blue horizontal stripes. There is white text over the red and blue stripes and blue text over the white stripe. The text reads "KENNEDY/AND/JOHNSON".

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a campaign button for the 1960 Republican Presidential ticket of Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge. The candidates' photos are in the center, in black and white. The background consists of three horizontal color areas-the top is red with the words "The Winning Team", printed in white; the center is white, with two blue stars on either side of the photos; and the bottom is blue, with the words "Nixon and Lodge" printed in white. The button was printed using the lithographic process and has a stickpin on the back.

Image of Button, Political

Button, Political -

This is a campaign button for the republican candidates Richard M. Nixon for President and Henry Cabot Lodge for Vice President in the 1960 presidential campaign. The button is a lithographic process in red, white and blue. The top banner is red with the word "NIXON" in white lettering across the banner. The middle narrow banner is white with seven blue stars across the banner. The bottom banner is blue with the word "LODGE" in white lettering across the banner. The back has a metal stickpin built into the rim of the tinplate.